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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2013, 15:54    Post subject:  

@benny7440: Did you ever look at this?
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
It is a Live CD and uses chntpw.
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Feb 2013, 12:32    Post subject:  

Thanks for replying dk60902, kurtdriver & rcrsn51!

First to dk60902: I went to Hirens website to check what it contains & looks hefty! I prefer a smaller solution, for now.

To kurtdriver: I'm looking now at 'chntpw' as a possible best solution since this's a one-time problem for me. The thing is to d/l, installing it in a pendrive & go there & been able to use it...

To rcrsn51: Yes I looked at it a couple of times already. Think something that has slowed me down with this is the idea of finding, resetting (clearing) a small space within a file & saving it back seems to be very common a task but, for some reason with this issue its' complexity is augmented drastically. The thing is clearly that I don't understand the problem properly... &, since that machine is needed for a serious business is not the platform (for me) to try 'inventing'.

Thanks again! In at most 2 days more I'll decide one way or another. I'll post the results below. If any other ideas/insights pops up include them below because I'll be watching.

Edit: BTW, is it possible to use the following with PL431 &/or PL528 without having to add anything extra to the referenced Puppy?

Quote:
sudo apt-get install chntpw


I already tried this command with & without the sudo option but it failed to execute in PL 528.

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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Feb 2013, 07:09    Post subject:  

Why not use Konboot in Hiren's boot cd to
boot straight into Windows.

how-to-reset-windows-administrator-password-kon-boot-ubuntu

http://hk.hezy.net/video/10459/how-to-reset-windows-administrator-password-kon-boot-ubuntu-/

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Feb 2013, 18:30    Post subject:  

To dk60902: I tried finding 'chntpw' from the PL525 PPM & it isn't there. Thanks anyway, you made me remember that I have other distros at my reach right here...
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Feb 2013, 19:02    Post subject:  

This would probably suffice and shouldn't need many, if any- dependencies.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 16:32    Post subject:  

Thanks for replying, Semme!

Do you think if I d/l that file, put it within my DSL pendrive (which boots already there) it will run under DSL?

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 17:07    Post subject:  

Less think'n, more do'n >> Try it!
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 18:35    Post subject:  

benny7440 wrote:
To dk60902: I tried finding 'chntpw' from the PL525 PPM & it isn't there. Thanks anyway, you made me remember that I have other distros at my reach right here...


Instead of getting it from the puppy repositories, I remember downloading it as a standalone program and burning it to a CD.

As someone suggested:

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 09:39    Post subject:  

Thank you for replying dk60902!

I d/l & transferred it to 3 diskettes but even though it ran at the other computer it never recognized the disk drive in it. I tried it from DSL but it did not run with it &, for no apparent reason, tried 2 different puppy live cds (431 & Lupu) but neither started there this time even though at least one of them ran there a couple of weeks ago. Now, today, I imagine that trying to run a live cd with something in a usb port might interfere: had the deb in a cfcard as well as the diskettes for the sake of having 2 choices or at least a kind of backup.

Think another solution should be tried...maybe I'll try Hirens cd.

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 16:04    Post subject:  

benny7440 wrote:
Thank you for replying dk60902!

I d/l & transferred it to 3 diskettes but even though it ran at the other computer it never recognized the disk drive in it. I tried it from DSL but it did not run with it &, for no apparent reason, tried 2 different puppy live cds (431 & Lupu) but neither started there this time even though at least one of them ran there a couple of weeks ago. Now, today, I imagine that trying to run a live cd with something in a usb port might interfere: had the deb in a cfcard as well as the diskettes for the sake of having 2 choices or at least a kind of backup.

Think another solution should be tried...maybe I'll try Hirens cd.


I have the CD and .iso at home, I believe. I'll see if it's small enough to email. It might be 10 mb or so. Perhaps there is a compression program to send it. I'm haven't converted to a .zip or tar ball before, but I'll see what I can do.

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 16:23    Post subject:  

Thanks for replying, dk60902!

I'm now almost ready to try a diferent solution: kon-boot. If this doesn't helps I'll go for Hirens solution or, if you kindly, extract the app from yours & make it available that would be.

In any case, I'll keep the issue updated.

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 16:29    Post subject:  

Stop waffling Benny and Mr. Green <img_here> already!

For DK- PeaZip portable can <literally> *squash* it. Go with a drag'n drop, 7Z max/ultra compression archive.
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PostPosted: Sun 10 Mar 2013, 15:48    Post subject:  

I've d/l & extracted the contents of konboot to a cfcard, Semme; there're 2 files in the floppy version (one of them is a non-essential txt file & the other's an .img file, while for the other d/l there's an .iso file & the txt file mentioned above.

My question now is how can I make a bootable floppy of konboot from the machine that just boots DSL? Better yet, can I make the cfcard bootable itself (with konboot)?

The other day I was experimenting for the first time with Virtualbox in PL528.005 & tried to boot DSL, Win98 & FreeDOS but, at the end, just FreeDOS booted up. Is there a value for me using virtualbox in the VAIO (have not a diskette driver) if the HP laptop has a working floppy driver?

I'm feeling so spent with these issues that I might not be thinking reasonably sound! Could you help defogging the mist? Thanks in advance for any advice!

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Mar 2013, 17:30    Post subject:  

Is PL528 still an option? Can you dwnld'n save pkgs to somewhere she'll have access?

Pssst, from here.. you'll need these deps for chntpw >> libgcrypt11, libc6 and libgpg-error. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Mar 2013, 11:46    Post subject:  

Thanks for replying Semme!

I've read your post but fail to understand it:
1) don't understand the reference PL528, do you mean if I've other distros in this VAIO?
2) what it means that of "downloading packages to somewhere she will have access"? The other machine?

After visiting the links at the bottom of your post my reflection points to the idea of you thinking I'm wanting to run chntpwd here within PL528 & this isn't the case: I wanted to run it as a standalone app in the affected machine which it did, but failed to recognize the hdd. If I'm wrong here & those dependencies aren't for running the app but for acquiring more useful disk drivers I need a verification from you to this end.

Thanks for any additional info on this subject matter; I still have the prepared diskettes for chntpwd even though I'm in the process of trying konboot there.

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